Last post on Sep 06, 2010 at 8:28 AM
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Honda Accord, Honda Civic, Certified Used (CPO), Sedan
#9 of 17 Re: 2010 Accord vs. 2010 Civic?
Sep 01, 2010 (7:32 am)
i personally own a civic and i love my little civic minus the fact that they suck in the snow i had studded snow tires and i still had a problem with the car not wanting to going threw the snow but i have driven an older accord and they are pretty decent and i have to agree with someone above saying dont get a new driver a brand new car because i had a brand new car when i got my license and i totalled that thing out with in the first 8 months i had it
#10 of 17 Re: Used Accord (08 or 09) or New Civic for Teen? [baseballmom97]
Sep 02, 2010 (10:39 am)
We used to own a (then, brand new 91) Accord. Now have a 2002 Civic & a 2002 CR-V - both were purchased new from the dealer.
Would suggest getting the slightly larger Accord. About 6 weeks after our marriage, the step-daughter (I hate that term) borowed my car (because hers had a flat tire) and drove it to school. At lunch time, she sneaked out to go to a fast food place and in a hurry to turn into the drive-in. She was hit head-on by another car. Totalled my car. But she walked away with nothing more than bruses. Younger drivers make mistakes when making decisions - its best to have an extra measure of safety around them. Accord, being larger, may end up with more dents in the doors, than a Civic but if the child can walk away from an accident - who cares about the dents?
Our 2002 CR-V at 95,000 miles just blew a relay and the air compressor blew. Honda wants $3,600 to repair it. So get an extended warranty - but search on this website for suggestions on how to get the lowest price for the extended coverage - prices vary widely (by about 40%) from dealer to dealer.
Sep 02, 2010 (5:19 pm)
My vote goes to the 2010 Accord mainly for the standard Stability assist and the midsize car safety advantage over the Civic. You'll likely have little trouble picking up an Accord LX automatic right now for a steal.
#12 of 17 Re: 2010 Accord vs Civic [accordguy0325]
Sep 02, 2010 (6:37 pm)
Thank you to everyone who gave their input. We are definitely going with a 2010 Accord LX-P model (same as the base LX but it has alloy wheels instead of plastic covers...yes, I said plastic...I couldn't believe it until I felt them on an LX!)
I like the standard Vehicle Stability Assist and we decided it was a must for safety. I can't believe it's not standard on all the Civic models. I feel this will be a good safe car for my kids to drive...wish it was more of the same size as the prior generation but that's okay.
Accordguy0325, just curious, what would you consider a "steal" on a 2010 Accord LX right now?
#13 of 17 Re: 2010 Accord vs Civic [baseballmom97]
Sep 02, 2010 (6:44 pm)
plastic covers...yes, I said plastic...I couldn't believe it until I felt them on an LX!)
Actually Honda has been using plastic wheel covers for years. Not sure when they started, but my 88 had them. They never dented, and basically looked the same for the 20 years I had the car.
#15 of 17 Re: 2010 Accord vs Civic [baseballmom97]
Sep 03, 2010 (7:35 am)
Base models of the midsizers have been using plastic wheelcovers since dinosaurs roamed the earth. Accords, Camry sedans, and Altimas all use plastic wheelcovers on their low trim levels.
My '96 LX has them; they've just finally started to peel right around the edge; barely noticeable. Not bad for 215k miles and 15 years of automatic car washes.
That said, I absolutely hate the design on the 2008-current LX Accord, so I can let it slide.
#16 of 17 Re: 2010 Accord vs Civic [baseballmom97]
Sep 03, 2010 (1:35 pm)
Cars.com lists the target price as $19,574 for an LX automatic - which is a bit more than 3,000 off but you could possibly get it for less.
#17 of 17 Re: 2010 Accord vs. 2010 Civic? [civicdx99]
Sep 06, 2010 (8:28 am)
I live in Canada where there's usually plenty of snow every winter and I have no prob getting around in my Civic. Of course, if there has been a recent blizzard etc then why be on the highway anyway? I always use an all-season tire or a snow tire(without the studs) and get along fine. Anyways, not trying to correct you...guess we all have different driving styles etc